Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients Discharged from US Short-stay Hospitals, 1996–20031

@inproceedings{Mcdonald2006ClostridiumDI,
  title={Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients Discharged from US Short-stay Hospitals, 1996–20031},
  author={L. Clifford Mcdonald and Maria F Owings and Daniel B. Jernigan},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2006}
}
US hospital discharges for which Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) was listed as any diagnosis doubled from 82,000 (95% confidence interval [CI] 71,000-94,000) or 31/100,000 population in 1996 to 178,000 (95% CI 151,000-205,000) or 61/100,000 in 2003; this increase was significant between 2000 and 2003 (slope of linear trend 9.48; 95% CI 6.16-12.80, p = 0.01). The overall rate during this period was severalfold higher in persons >65 years of age (228/100,000) than in the age group… CONTINUE READING
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